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19 May 2018
Y8 - Yercaud Day 7
Weather is clear & all kids are doing fine. They are all set to return home but are having mixed emotions - they are happy that they will meet their parents soon but do not want to leave the campus as they are going to miss the new friends they made and their leaders whom they have grown close to over the last 7 days. They woke up this morning, packed their bags & cleaned up their tents. Post breakfast, they had their closing ceremonies with sharing & appreciation. They had an early lunch and then bid goodbye to the campus and staff. We hope you will listen to their stories & continue their regular exposure to nature & the outdoors. Research shows that nature is essential for the physical, emotional & mental well being of the children; apart from that, research is also showing that free play in the outdoors is very important in building life skills like problem solving, interpersonal relationships & conflict resolution.
18 May 2018
Y8 - Yercaud Day 6
It seems all the parents' prayers for good weather has been heard & it's been clear & pleasant on camp. Both the groups returned from their nightout with a memorable experience of making their shelter, cooking food and camping out in the wilderness. The campus was buzzing all around this morning at breakfast with excited children exchanging stories.
It's an action packed day today for the kids. After the morning reflection on their experiences of the previous night, the Red Star kids went to do Ziplining & multivine while the White Star went for rappelling. After Lunch, all the kids will be engaged in the Youreka Premiere League & then they will put up the Talent Show which they have been waiting for since the time they have arrived at Campus! Kids are all fine.
17 May 2018
Y8 - Yercaud Day 5
Yesterday both the groups navigated themselves successfully to their destination and were excited by the mesmerising view from Hill top. After Lunch, both groups learnt camping & survival skills like tent pitching & backpack packing which will be put to the test today. They also loved the camp fun games which is something they have been looking forward to every evening.
The weather is pleasant on camp. After breakfast, the White Star group did tree climbing this morning while the Red Star group went for rappelling. They are now having lunch & will soon pack their backpacks & plan out their nightout expedition. They will distribute rations, utensils & tents & plan for their nightout. The kids will use the navigation skills picked up yesterday to reach their campsite. They will then pitch their tents, build a fire, cook their own dinner & sleep in the wilderness. They will be back tomorrow morning. All the kids are doing fine & are high on energy!
16 May 2018
Y8 - Yercaud Day 4
It seems that the sun & rains have decided to bless the camp turn by turn. Usually rains in the afternoon & yesterday was no exception. However, again, nothing that stopped the leaders & children from carrying on with their plans. White Star kids went for rock climbing & Red Star went for tree climbing yesterday afternoon. After snacks & solo time, they thoroughly enjoyed the game Human Machine during camp fun.
The kids woke up fit and energetic & hardly required energisers this morning. They have settled into the camp routine & are enjoying.
After breakfast, both groups went out on a hike & practised navigation with a compass & sketch map. They are having lunch now and will then be picking up some survival skills. It's been declared as Three People Hug day today at camp, & one can see group hugs happening every now & then!
15 May 2018
Y8 - Yercaud Day 3
Post lunch yesterday, it had rained but this did not stop the activities. The Red Star group went for rock climbing while the White star group enjoyed playing noodle hockey on campus! All the kids enjoyed the evening tea with hot pakodas & couldn't get enough of it! During camp fun games, both the groups enjoyed using their creativity & created Ads for Amazon, HP, toothpastes & soaps that would give the ad companies a run for their money!
It's been cloudy on campus with some rains & today has continued the same. The White Star group went for bouldering after chota hazari & breakfast & the Red Star group did the Low ropes course. They have returned & chattering away over lunch. Afternoon will see some climbing activities happening in both groups. All kids are happy and enjoying being in the Nature - away from heat, pollution & gadgets!
14 May 2018
Y8 - Yercaud Day 2
Kids arrived yesterday afternoon at the Yercaud campus. Bangalore kids arrived at 1.45pm, while the Chennai group arrived at 4pm. A flower show at Yercaud town had caused a traffic jam. Kids got to camp tired and were refreshed with the cool air, rain & warm food. They had their camp briefing and orientation and then got to know their tents & tent mates. After settling down, kids got into their respective activity groups & did expectations sharing & played ice-breaker games indoors. After reflection, they had soup & then lots of fun playing minute to win it games with ping pong balls. They went off to sleep early so that they could rest & recover from the day's journey.
Kids woke to a cloudy morning. They were fresh & energetic & all of them were feeling fit. After chota haazri and breakfast, both the groups went out for their morning activity. The White star group went for a short hike & learnt Mountain Manners & Leave No Trace. The Red Star group learnt bouldering . Kids have worn their clothes inside out today and have had lunch. After some time to rest & freshen up, they will do their afternoon activity. They are all doing fine.
This was her 6th Camp!
I have sent my daughter almost every year to a Youreka camp since she was age 9. So this was her 6th camp. She has gone to different locations and I have always been very happy about the arrangements and activities we chose. In this day and age of gadgets and distractions, Youreka is like a breath of fresh air. So many life skills and survival skills are taught. I personally have Youreka to thank for how she has shaped up as a person. Learnt to be independent and open to adventures. Three cheers!
New Story Everyday!
It is almost 4 months now since my daughter attended the J4 2016 at Youreka as a White Star participant. Till today hardly a day goes by without some new story from camp suddenly remembered, or some moment relived!
Went to a Youreka camp 17yrs ago...
I went to a Youreka camp about 17 yrs ago -- and I still remember it as the most positive and fascinating experience of my life at the time. I have camped in other places and countries since -- but heck, I miss the experience which Youreka provided when I was a kid.
"Absolutely amazing n awesome experience my holiday could not have been better than this " This is what my daughter said as soon as she met me .
New level of enthusiasm and confidence!
It gives me immense pleasure to share that the class 11 camp to Kambre has had a different impact on our students and educators. The students have thoroughly enjoyed all the activities they were exposed too. They also shared the interactive sessions which were handled by your team. The exposure provided to them has lifted them to a whole new level of enthusiasm, energy, confidence and attitude.
Wonderful Experience with Youreka. Everything was properly planned. Nice Hospitality, neat and clean place to stay. Tasty Food and amazing Mentors.. Looking forward for many more experience
I found her different, changed and very confident
When I received Meher at the railway station on the 20th of June, I found a different, changed and very confident Meher. There was something different about the way she was carrying herself. Her body language had changed. This very Meher who was so scared of dogs before she went for this trip, was actually getting a stray dog to smell her hand so as to get friendly with it. it took her 3, 4 days to get over the disappointment of coming back from the camp. She has shared so much with us and wants to go back every year. We as parents are very happy and thrilled and wish to thank everybody in The team Youreka for fantabulous work they do. Thanks once again.